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Gauhati University to conduct exams in a “blended mode”

July 14, 2020

Gauhati University will conduct exams for all students in a mixed-mode, following the recent guidelines by the University Grants Commission, or UGC. Dr. Pratap Jyoti Handique, Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University said in a letter that the exams would be completed by September 30, 2020.

As per the letter, addressed to students, “there will be some form of examinations for all levels,” which could mean exams will be conducted for more than 1,500 in-campus students and those studying in more than 350 colleges affiliated to the university.

The UGC guidelines require universities to hold exams in online, offline, or a “blended mode”. It will be conducted in an “exclusive and student-friendly procedure”, with “marginal weight” to the online exams, said Dr. Handique.

The letter read, “A detailed procedure and calendar of examination will be published immediately on completion of ongoing lockdown in Guwahati. GU plans to complete all examination procedures by September 30, 2020.”

The Gauhati University will restart all pending activities, including admission process and start of the new academic session after the educational institutes are permitted to reopen, the Vice-Chancellor said.

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma recently said that conducting online exam for the state university students not be feasible. He added, “It will be very difficult in Assam to conduct online examinations. There are many poor students without resources essential for an online exam.”

Source: NDTV

Also read: Assam: New academic year for schools from April 1 to March 31

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